b. February 2, 1858; Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois or Trenton, Clinton County, Illinois (conflicting records)
d. May 27, 1949; O'Fallon, Illinois; buried at Shiloh Cemetery, Shiloh, Illinois.
b. June 3, 1863; Hoffman, Clinton County, Illinois
d. February 17, 1938, O'Fallon, Illinois
Louis BRAUN, youngest son of Conrad BRAUN and Anna Marie WICKET BRAUN was born in Illinois. He was married to Sarah Kluth November 21, 1882 at Hoffman, Illinois. Sarah was listed as 19 years of age at the time of marriage. After their marriage (then Hoffman was called Osnabruck) they made their first home at Huey (now Clement) Illinois. All eleven children were born there, three dying in infancy. Louis was a blacksmith.
His obituary in the newspaper stated the following:
Louis BRAUN, 91, blacksmith at Coal Mine Dies February 17, 1938.
Louis Braun, 91-year-old retired coal min blacksmith, died at 11:20 o'clock last night in his home in O'Fallon Township, two and one-half miles northeast of O'Fallon. Death was due to a complication of diseases brought on by his advance age and followed serious illness since February.
Mr. Braun was employed for many years at the old Prairie Mine near O'Fallon. When the mine closed he opened a blacksmith shop in O'Fallon which he operated until his retirement ten years ago. Born in Mascoutah on February 2, 1858, he was a son of the late Conrad and Anna Marie Braun, both natives of Germany, and married Sarah Kluth in Hoffman, Ill., on Nevember 21, 1882. His wife died on February 17, 1938.
Surviving are two sons and four daughters, John Braun, Shiloh; Frank Braun, O'Fallon; Julia, wife of George Thomas, and Miss Katherine Braun, also of O'Fallon; Martha, wife of August Maurer; Ypsilanti, Mich., and Emma, wife of Carl Hess, with whom he made his home; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Two sons, three daughters, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
He was a member of the O'Fallon Evangelical and Reformed Church.
In Sarah Kluth's obituary printed on Feburary 18, 1939 in the Belleville Daily Advocate, it stated that Mrs. Braun was a member of the O'Fallon Evangelical church and the Ladies Aid society of the Church. She has been ill for seven years, being bedfast since October, 137.
Their children included:
John Frederick (1884-1970); married Micha Stephenson and had 6 children
Clara Mathilda (1997-1941); married Herschel Vallow and had 3 children
Anna Sophia Carolina (1890 - 1943) - described below
Julia Louise (1891- 1979); married George Thomas and had 2 children
Martha Natalia (1894-1966); married August Maurer and had 2 children
Katherine Justina Marie (1896-1980); never married
Emma Frieda Marie (1900 - 1987); married Carl Hesse
Frank (1902 - 1981); married Helen Reichold and had 1 daughter
One daugther (Bertha) was born in 1883 and died in infancy. Another 2 sons also died in infancy.
ANNA SOPHIA CAROLINA BRAUN
b. January 22, 1890; Huey, IL
d. March 30, 1943; Miles City, MT
Anna (Braun) ROBERTON was the first postmaster at Sand Springs, MT.
Anna was born on 22 Jan 1890 in Huey, Clinton County, Illinois. She died on 30 Mar 1943 in Miles City, Montana. This community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Anna Robertson, wife of Norman S. Robertson of the Edwards community. Her death occured at Holy Rosary hospital in Miles City last Thursday following a comparatively brief illness.
Born in Huey, Ill., the former Miss Anna Braun came to Montana in 1910 and in that same year on Nov. 30 was married to Mr. Robertson. Their marriage took place at Lewistown, Montana. In the years since then Mrs. Robertson has lived on the farm in the Edwards community with her husband. (from book by Mary Koyama)